Patrick Mahon

Artist, Writer and Curator; Professor, Visual Arts, Western University (London, ON)

Patrick Mahon is an artist and curator, and a Professor in Visual Arts at Western University in London, Canada. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely in Canada: at Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, The Winnipeg Art Gallery and The Art Gallery of Hamilton; and internationally in exhibitions in China, France, Norway, and Switzerland. Recent solo and group exhibitions of his individual projects include: Patrick Mahon: Messagers’ Forum, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON (2020-21); Written on the Earth, McIntosh Gallery, London, ON, curated by Helen Gregory, (group exhibition, 2021). Patrick’s collaborative SSHRC-funded initiative, GardenShip and State, generated an exhibition co-curated with Jeff Thomas involving twenty artists and scholars which premiered at Museum London (October 2021 – January, 2022). It was one of two finalists for the GOG Exhibition of the Year in 2022, Budget over $50K. It was followed up with a comprehensive catalogue, a symposium, and a series of related community projects in 2022-23. Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds resulted in a ten-artist group exhibition, The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, presented at Rodman Hall, Brock University, Canada, in 2014, with a second iteration, The Living River Project, at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2019. Patrick’s work is held in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections.